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How long to sear steaks?

RayRay Posts: 59
edited 6:15AM in EggHead Forum
I just bought my small BGE. I am unsure how long to grill a sirloin
on my the BGE. From some of the postings here I get the impression
that the cookbook included may not be correct. Any help would be appreciated


  • JJJJ Posts: 951
    First forget the cook book that came with your EGG. Eveything you need to know you can get here from the recipe section, the archives and finally from all who post on this fine forum.
    Depending on the thickness of the steak, I get my small up to 500-550* and sear from 2-3 minutes per side the close down the dampers (vents) and leave in the EGG for 4-5 minutes to get it to about medium. This shoould get you started and you will fine tune the technique to suite your desires.

  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,407
    <p />Ray,
    I like them seared for 3 minutes a side, and dwelled for 4 or 5 minutes with the vents closed. I do them at 750, though many do them lower (500-600). They are medium to medium-rare.[p]I usually rotate the steaks 90 degrees after 90 seconds to make purty patterns for the presentation.[p]Experiment, and see what works best for you. Have fun.
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  • RayRay Posts: 59
    Nature Boy,
    Thanks for the information. I'm on the way to the meat market.

  • GfwGfw Posts: 1,598
    Nature Boy, sure are pretty steaks - rotate after 90 seconds? Must be the artist in you - goona have to try that next time. My butt just hit 175 internal!

  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,407
    Rotating is not a new idea, and it sure does improve the appearance (makes it at least LOOK like you know what you are doing!!) Wow, that butt screamed through the plateau much quicker than I have seen...wasn't it 150 sumthin a couple hours ago??? Looks like sammiches for lunch huh??[p]I wonder how Sherry's and DoubleJ's chunkochests are doin??
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  • GfwGfw Posts: 1,598
    Nature Boy, it hit 150 about 2.5 hours ago - after just about 12 hours on the grill. The smell is incredibe - no breeze to move it around - I also just peeked (moved the polder) and the crust looks tasty!

  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    JJ, your a mind reader..I did one just like that but in the large (Sirloin Steak) a few days ago..Beautiful steak marinated this time in Dales Marinate. Great stuff! Thanks to Ranger1 for the supply..!

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